West London is the area of Greater London to the west of Central London. Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. The term Central London refers to the districts of London England which are considered closest to the centre Although it is only ambiguously defined, it is one of the most economically active areas of London outside of the centre, containing significant amounts of office space along with Heathrow Airport and many of its associated businesses. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Definitions of this area are generally unofficial and can vary considerably, but generally include districts around the M4 motorway corridor. The M4 motorway is a Motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. The inner London boroughs of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham and the outer London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hillingdon are most commonly associated with West London. Inner London is the name for the group of London boroughs which form the interior part of Greater London and are surrounded by Outer London. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ( (often abbreviated to RBKC) is a London borough in the west side of Central London. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham ( is a London borough in West London and forms part of Inner London. Outer London is the name for the group of London Boroughs that form a ring around Inner London. The London Borough of Ealing ( is an Outer London borough in West London. The London Borough of Hounslow ( is a London borough in West London, England. The London Borough of Hillingdon ( is the westernmost Borough in Greater London, England. For strategic purposes such as planning, the more northerly boroughs of Brent and Harrow may also be included, although in everyday usage they would probably be considered either as part of North London or as a distinct sector, North West London. The London Borough of Brent ( is a London borough in north west London, UK and forms part of Outer London. The London Borough of Harrow ( is a London borough of outer north-west London. North London is the northern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes North West London may refer to NW postcode area western part of North London
London planning documents such as the London Plan refer to a strategic area called the "Western Wedge", which is intended to include West London and the Thames Valley beyond. The London Plan is a planning document written by the Mayor of London in the United Kingdom and published by the Greater London Authority. The Thames Valley generally implies the region that drains into the River Thames (the Thames catchment) from west of Cirencester to London The Western Wedge is considered to begin around Paddington and to fan along the M4/A4, A40/M40 and A316/M3 routes. Paddington is an area of the City of Westminster, in Central London, England. For other uses see A40, for details of the A40 in london see A40 road (London. The M40 Motorway is a motorway in the English Transport network that connects London to Birmingham. The A316, also known in parts as the Great Chertsey Road, is a major Road in England, which extends the M3 motorway north-east towards Central The M3 motorway is a Motorway in Hampshire and Surrey, England. 
West London is close to the River Thames and is therefore generally flat, except at its northern edges. The Thames ( is a major River flowing through southern England. As with most parts of London, it is punctuated by numerous local centres of varying sizes, which evolved from older towns and villages connected to London by new railways before becoming absorbed by the expanding urban area.
Close to central London is the traditionally fashionable and expensive residential area of Notting Hill, made better known in 1999 by a film of the same name starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts. Shepherd's Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4 The term Central London refers to the districts of London England which are considered closest to the centre Notting Hill is an area in West London, England close to the north-western corner of Hyde Park, and lying within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Notting Hill is a 1999 Romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999 Hugh John Mungo Grant (born 9 September 1960 is a British Actor and Film producer. Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28 1967 is an American - Academy Award winning Film actress and former Fashion model. The Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event here led by members of the Caribbean community, many of whom have lived in the area since the 1950s. Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event which takes place on the streets of Notting Hill, London, UK each August over two days (Sunday The carnival attracts up to 1. 5 million people, making it the largest street festival in the world. Also within the area is the famous antique market at Portobello Road. Portobello Road is a road in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London, England.
Sometimes considered part of central London, the areas of Kensington and Chelsea are the most expensive places to live in the country. Kensington is a district of West London, England within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, located west of Charing Cross. Chelsea is an area of south-west London, England, bounded to the south by the River Thames, where its frontage runs from Chelsea Bridge along The area is also famous for the Kings Road, a distinguished and attractive shopping street and thoroughfare. The Kings Road is a major well-known street in west London, England.
Slightly further out than Notting Hill and Kensington is the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, which is a mixture of employment with high-density residential areas, and is well-served by the London Underground. The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham ( is a London borough in West London and forms part of Inner London. The London Underground is a Metro system serving a large part of Greater London and neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Within the borough are the local centres of Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith, Fulham and White City, the latter of which is the location of the principal operating centre for the BBC, and the site of a vast new shopping complex due to open in 2007. Shepherd's Bush (also Shepherds Bush) is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4 Hammersmith is an urban centre in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London, approximately 5 miles (8km west of Charing Cross on Fulham (pronounced "fullum" is an area of south-west London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, (the successor to the Metropolitan Borough of Fulham Hammersmith has become an important office location in recent years, whilst Fulham is home to both Chelsea and Fulham football clubs and Shepherd's Bush is home to Queens Park Rangers. Fulham Football Club is an English football team based in Fulham, in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Queens Park Rangers Football Club is an English football club, based in Shepherds Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in West London
Moving further out, the density drops slightly in well-off suburban areas such as Chiswick. Chiswick ( IPA /ˈtʃɪzɪk/ is an area of West London, located west of Charing Cross, which covers the eastern part of the London Borough of Hounslow Further north, Acton is another residential area, Park Royal is a key light-industrial employment district and Hanger Lane
Moving westwards still, many offices have located near the M4 in Brentford, whilst Ealing is a popular residential suburb to the west, home to well-established Irish and Polish communities. Acton is a place in west London, England situated west of Charing Cross. For the mall in West Vancouver Canada see Park Royal Shopping Centre For the bus manufacturer see Park Royal Vehicles Park Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the Confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in West London Ealing is a Town in the London Borough of Ealing. It is a Suburban development situated 7 The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate The Polish people, or Poles, (Polacy) are a Western Slavic Ethnic group of Central Europe, living predominantly in Poland.  Wembley is a poorer area to the north and home to England's national football (soccer) stadium. Wembley is an area located in North-West London, England which forms the northern part of the London Borough of Brent. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered Wembley Stadium is a Stadium in Wembley, located in the London Borough of Brent in London, England. Other areas just in the Ealing borough include the built-up area are the districts of Southall populated with a large Indian, Pakistani and Somali population, as well as the recent influx of Polish in the area, Greenford and Northolt. Southall is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing, West London. Greenford, historically Greenford Magna, is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, England. Northolt is a suburb in the London Borough of Ealing, west of London, England. Further South includes Hounslow. Hounslow is the principal town in the London Borough of Hounslow. Further west includes Hayes, West Drayton and Uxbridge although it is located at the end of West London. Hayes is a town in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It is a suburban development situated 13 miles (20 West Drayton is an area of West London in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Uxbridge is a university town in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England.
On the edge of the urban area are Heathrow Airport, which dominates employment in the area, Hillingdon and Uxbridge. Hillingdon is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It is a suburban development situated 14 Uxbridge is a university town in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England.
Three strategic radial road routes cross West London - the A40 Western Avenue in the north serving Park Royal, Wembley and Uxbridge; the A4/M4 across the centre serving Hammersmith, Brentford and Heathrow; and the A316 across the south serving Richmond and feeding into the M3 motorway. The London Underground is a Metro system serving a large part of Greater London and neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Notting Hill Gate is one of the main thoroughfares of Notting Hill, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. For other uses see A40, for details of the A40 in london see A40 road (London. The M4 motorway is a Motorway in Great Britain linking London with Wales. The A316, also known in parts as the Great Chertsey Road, is a major Road in England, which extends the M3 motorway north-east towards Central The M3 motorway is a Motorway in Hampshire and Surrey, England. All of these routes carry significant volumes of commuter traffic as well as freight. The Uxbridge Road (A4020) through Shepherd's Bush, Acton, Ealing, Southall and Uxbridge is also important for local traffic and public transport. Uxbridge Road is a Road in London UK (A4020 It starts at Shepherd's Bush Green and goes West towards Uxbridge. List of A roads beginning with 4 in Great Britain starting north of the A4 and south/west of the A5.
Although much local traffic around West London (particularly the outer areas) is dominated by car, flows to and from central London are primarily made by public transport. The main public transport links are the Central line, District line and Piccadilly line of London Underground, and the suburban rail services of First Great Western into Paddington station and South West Trains into Waterloo station. The Central line is a line of the London Underground and coloured red on the Tube map. The District line is a line of the London Underground, coloured green on the Tube map. The Piccadilly line is a line of the London Underground, coloured dark Blue on the Tube map. The London Underground is a Metro system serving a large part of Greater London and neighbouring areas of Essex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire First Great Western is the operating name of First Greater Western Ltd, a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup, which operates London Paddington station, also known as London Paddington, or just simply Paddington, is a major National Rail and London Underground station South West Trains ( SWT) is a train operating company operating in the United Kingdom, providing Train services to the south-west of London chiefly Ealing, Kingston, Richmond and Hammersmith are probably the key public transport hubs, each being served by many buses and a number of different Underground or rail lines.
Given a high level of demand for public transport in West London, two main schemes have been proposed to address these - Crossrail, a new cross-London railway service serving Ealing and Southall, and the West London Tram, an on-street light rail line along the Uxbridge Road. Crossrail is a project to build major new Railway connections under central London. The West London Tram was a proposed on-street light rail line running along the Uxbridge Road corridor in West London, England.